Read Tuesday Night
The Three Wishes by M. Jean Craig
I didn’t enjoy this book very much at all. I think it’s actually based off of a folk tale, but I wasn’t thrilled with the story and feel that it really isn’t worth a re-read. A woodcutter comes across a tree he’d like to cut, but the fairy the tree belongs to begs him to spare it. When he agrees, she grants him three wishes. He goes home to his wife, and they sit thinking about all the things they’d like to wish for.
They end up making very silly wishes by accident, leading to a possible moral of “Be Happy With What You Have”, “Watch What You Say”, or maybe, “In the End, All Anyone Needs is a Big Sausage.”
The story is overly-simplistic while still being a very long read. I’m sure most kids will laugh about the funny things that happen because of the wishes, but I felt that it really didn’t reflect well on either character, and wasn’t a very entertaining read. Personally, I would skip it.